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London: 4 Days in the City

Our first major European city on our around-the-world trip was London – a classic choice. We spent four nights at an airbnb in East London near Bethnal Green Station. Walking to our apartment we felt a bit like we were in the rougher part of town but inside the place was great, and the price difficult to beat in London ($85 CAD/night for two people). Continue reading

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“Little by little, one travels far” – J.R.R. Tolkien (England)

One of the first things I did when we decided on dates for Europe, was start messaging all my friends and family who live there. Staying with people you¬†know in other countries and cities has countless benefits: you get to catch up with someone you likely haven’t seen in a long time, you are shown a¬†different side of the area, you can get away from just the touristy spots, you can often drive around (without having to weigh the pros and cons of a rental car), you get a glimpse as to how people in that area live and, in my opinion, it improves the overall experience. Oh, and free accommodation doesn’t hurt the budget… Continue reading